Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Perfect Gift
Roughly 1/7 th of the people in the world today do not have access to clean safe drinking water.
4,100 children die each day from water-related illnesses.
It can cost as little as 20 dollars to provide one person with access to a local well.
The question: Why does this problem exist?
What is the answer? "Charity: Water"
Start your own fundraising campaign on their website: Pledge your birthday, start an event - like a marathon - by creating a Facebook event, inviting people, and accepting Paypal payments, donate in someone's name, or 'register' for wedding or other special occassion 'gifts'.
"Every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates a return of $9 in saved time, increased productivity and reduced health costs in Africa (United Nations Development Program)."
"50% of the schools in the world don't have access to clean safe water (WaterForSchools.Org)."
"Text GIVE 7109 to 80088 to donate $10 to help charity: water provide clean and safe water (Global Giving Foundation)."
Make a profile, create your own campaign url/website. Find banners, friends, and groups @ http://www.charitywater.org/.